As soon as we found out that the Dodgers and free agent starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg had already went down, the floodgates opened on real hot stove action.
Dodgers Meeting with Stephen Strasburg Already Happened
Free Agent Gerrit Cole, Dodgers Meet in Los Angeles
Dodgers News: LA Reportedly Met with Free Agent Anthony Rendon
These free agents are also making their rounds with other clubs as they get preliminary meetings out of the way ahead of the winter meetings next week.
Dodgers Free Agency: Anthony Rendon Reportedly Meets with Rangers
Dodgers: In Gerrit Cole Sweepstakes, Yankees Concerned with LA Preference
Gerrit Cole Free Agency: Angels Owner willing to ‘do whatever it takes’
Of course, it hasn’t all been the big three, actual moves went down in baseball that is helping set the stage for big paydays for tier-2 stars. Free agent Zack Wheeler agreed to a 5-year, $118M deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, and another Cole (Hamels) signed for 1-year and $18M with the Atlanta Braves.
With these pitchers off the table, former Dodger Hyun-Jin Ryu’s market has started to heat up.
Dodgers Free Agent Hyun-Jin Ryu Heavily Coveted By AL East Team
Dodgers: Hyun-Jin Ryu Receiving Interest from Minnesota Twins
The relief pitching market expanded on Monday when 40 new free agents hit the open market after being non-tendered by their clubs.
Dodgers News: Bellinger, Seager, Urias Among 9 Players Tendered Contracts for 2020
Dodgers: Blake Treinen, Steven Souza, and More – New Free Agents That Could Help LA
Dodgers: Yimi Garcia Not Tendered a Contract, Released to Free Agency
Dodgers: Will Harris Connected to LA by The Athletic
Dodgers Must Focus on Relief Pitching at Winter Meetings, Says MLB Writer
Trade talk is also plentiful leading up to the winter meetings.
Dodgers Ready for Blockbuster Trade with 5 Top-100 Prospects in Tow
How Would a Dodgers Trade for Mookie Betts Work for Both Teams?
Dodgers: How a Trade for Francisco Lindor Could Look
Dodgers: Joc Pederson Being Discussed by White Sox, Per Bob Nightengale
Dodgers Should Pursue Reliever Josh Hader Says MLB Network Insider
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